Grade • A-
DVD •Indie director Jim Jarmusch brings a unique, and oddly moving, take to the vampire genre in "Only Lovers Left Alive." Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton) are married vampires who are often separated.
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He hangs out in a Detroit slum making haunting electronic music, while she’s a world traveler currently in Algiers with an old vampire pal (John Hurt). They are connoisseurs of human culture, sometimes contributing to it under numerous aliases.
Their under-the-radar existence is threatened when Eve’s impetuous sister Ava (Mia Wasikowska) makes a surprise visit. Hiddleston and Swinton are nicely paired, together embodying Jarmusch’s view of vampires as the ultimate rock stars, living night to night and experience to experience.
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